Why the 33rd matchday is not held at the same kick -off time
The match day will open this evening with the Bochum game against Bielefeld, the Arminen are fighting against the relegation at the VfL that had already been rescued. On Saturday afternoon, four games climb, another one in the evening. Six teams have to go on Sunday, including the Europa League participants Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig.
The 33rd matchday at an overview
In the 2019/20 season – as in previous years – the games had been held at the same time in order to be able to avoid any arrangements from teams intervening later. Already last season, the schedule of which was influenced by the Coronavirus pandemic, two games of the 33rd matchday 2020/21 took place on Sunday.
The DFL had already announced the new regulation – also for the 2nd league – in 2020 when tendering the new media rights for seasons 2021/2022 to 2024/2025.
The reason is the TV marketing: more broadcast dates due to different temporal approaches bring more money. The risk of possible manipulation of play results would be great on the last matchday if the table constellation for some teams would be known for some teams. The 34th matchday will be held as usual with the same kick -off time.
Due to the change, FC Bayern receives the master shell this time in his last home game: The new DFL boss Donata Hopfen gives it to Munich on Sunday (5:30 p.m.) in the game against VfB Stuttgart.
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